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Two firearms and over a pound and a half of methamphetamine found during home search

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:45:09-04

Deputies found two firearms and over a pound and a half of methamphetamine during a search Thursday evening.

The Gang Unit Street Enforcement and Investigation Team executed a search warrant near 3rd Street and Eye Street in Central Bakersfield.

Deputies contacted 58-year-old Larry Gillette and 48-year-old Karen Tinder. During the search they found over a pound and a half of methamphetamine scales, packaging material, police scanners, $7,000 in U.S. currency and surveillance equipment. 

Deputies also found a 380 semi-auto handgun and a 22-caliber rifle. 

Both Gillette and Tinder were arrested on multiple narcotics related charges including possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of sale.

Gillette had additional charges which included possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm and being a prior convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.